Programs & Events

Eighth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert and Seminars


Join the St. John’s community as some of the finest regional vocalists, including the Queen Sisters, the All-Children’s Chorus of Annapolis, Gospel Truth, Chozen, and the St. John’s College King Celebration Chorus, perform inspiring gospel spirituals at the annual “Lift Every Voice” concert honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The community is invited to this spirited, uplifting concert, and to take part in seminars in which participants discuss a reading relevant to human and civil rights. These events are free and open to the public.

The seminar will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Mellon Hall at St. John’s College in Annapolis. Arrive at 9:30 a.m. at the Francis Scott Key Lobby to check in and for refreshments. St. John’s tutors will lead a small group of participants to discuss a reading relevant to human and civil rights. This year, the readings are an excerpt from The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois and Claude McKay's poem, "America." Both readings can be downloaded here.

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The “Lift Every Voice” concert will be held on Sunday, January 11, at 4 p.m. in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium. No tickets or reservations are required; however, seating is limited. A reception takes place immediately after the performance.

Free parking is available at the Calvert Street Garage located at Calvert and St. John’s streets.

For more information, call 410-626-2536.